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Posted on: July 23, 2018

City asks community to practice voluntary water conservation

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The City of Cleburne and the Brazos River Authority are asking the community to practice voluntary water conservation.

The Brazos River Authority, which manages the system Cleburne’s water comes from, implemented a Stage 1 Drought Watch Condition for Lake Aquilla. The authority seeks to reduce water usage by 5-percent through voluntary measures. Because the city pumps water from Lake Aquilla into Lake Pat Cleburne for our water supply, voluntary water conservation now will benefit the whole system.

“I encourage our residents to evaluate their water use and practice smart water conservation,” Mayor Scott Cain said. “Being voluntarily cautious today gives us better odds tomorrow.”

Water conservation not only benefits the environment but can save money as well.

Although Lake Pat is currently not in drought stage, reductions of pumping from Lake Aquilla may affect our lake levels. The city and the river authority continue to monitor water supply and drought conditions and will notify the community of any updates.

Water conservation practices

Indoor tips
Outdoor tips
  • Take short showers
  • Check toilets for leaks
  • Turn off running water when brushing teeth or washing hands
  • Run the dishwasher only when full
  • Dry scrape dishes instead of rinsing
  • Soak pans rather than scrubbing
  • Wash only full loads of laundry
  • Use the lowest water level setting on washing machines
  • Fix leaky faucets
  • Find other uses for water than letting it down the drain
  • Set automatic sprinkler systems to provide thorough but infrequent watering – once per week is sufficient for healthy lawns
  • Water lawns early in the morning to prevent water evaporation
  • Avoid irrigating from 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Harvest the rain with a rain barrel or cistern
  • Taller grass holds moisture better, don’t cut more than one-third of grass’s length at a time and leave lawn clippings on the lawn.

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